MiCBT Research (Selected Studies)

Research and Publications on Mindfulness-integrated CBT.

Effects of MiCBT on post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression in women following a motor vehicle accident

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mina Nazari Kamal, Rehele Samouie, Nafiseh Ghaebi 

The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of MiCBT in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression in women who survived a traumatic accident in Tehran. PTSD and depression questionnaires were used. Three months after their accident, 30 survivors of road accidents with PTSD and major depression in Tehran were randomly assigned to an experimental/MiCBT group (n = 15) and a control group (n = 15). Eight weekly individual therapy sessions were held, following which analysis of covariance was used to analyze the data. The results show a significantly greater reduction in symptoms of PTSD and major depression from pre- to post-treatment in the MiCBT group than in the control group. The beneficial effects of MiCBT were maintained at 3-month follow-up. The results suggest that this approach may have lasting benefits for individuals with traumatic and depressive symptoms. 

Manuscript in preparation

Mindfulness-Integrated CBT (MiCBT) for Reducing Distress in Parents of Children with Intellectual Disability (ID): a Case Series

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Raphaella Osborn1 Mary Girgis1 Stephanie Morse1 Jovana Sladakovic1 Ian Kneebone1 Alice Shires1 Seeta Durvasula2 Lynette Roberts1

1 Graduate School of Health University of Technology Sydney Ultimo Australia
2 University of Sydney Sydney Australia


Caring for a child with an intellectual disability (ID) is associated with significant psychological distress. Interventions include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Mindfulness-integrated CBT (MiCBT) may offer a balance between CBT’s change focus and MBSR’s acceptance focus for these parents. Five participants were recruited and provided one to one MiCBT tailored to parental carers of children with ID. Four participants completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales 21 (DASS-21) pre-treatment and post-treatment. Reliable change analysis was used to identify clinically reliable change. One participant dropped out after four sessions, four completed eight of the available eight sessions. Two participants reported reductions in depressive and stress symptoms, and one of these, additionally reported a reduction in anxiety symptoms. All four participants who completed treatment rated the treatment as acceptable. MiCBT shows promise as an intervention to assist parental carers of children with ID.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-018-9602-4
Published in Journal of Developmental & Physical Disabilities, May 2018
Publisher Name: Springer US
Print ISSN: 1056-263X
Online ISSN: 1573-3580

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